ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're stretching to meet fiscal responsibilities and perhaps feeling resentful you can't have more fun with your money. Be patient. You will.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your powers of reason are impressive. When someone tries to appeal to your sensitivity, you only get sharper and more practical.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have an eye to the future, but it doesn't keep you from being in the moment. You're thinking of the long-term benefits.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can be thrifty when you need to be, but be careful not to be overly restrained with money when you don't need to be.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll make sacrifices, but they don't feel too difficult because you realize what good might come of it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sooner or later, you're going to come face to face with the person you've been avoiding. Better to make it happen than to let it happen to you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Continue on with the process that's getting results. It may be a little dull, but that's an important part of the work. Stamina is a discipline.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You've taken the time to learn the etiquette, protocol or the rules by which a group of people abide. Trust you'll be accepted and let your natural inclinations guide you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your fire sign energy is heating up. You'll melt through ice that someone has taken years to cultivate.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You must be living right because the people who come into your world bring gifts of insight and delight.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A deal without perks is like a day without sunshine - dreary. You're working for the extras.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're wanted and needed in new places. It's a pleasant surprise when a group of people you're not too familiar with accepts you as one of their own.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 20). You make an impression with your style this year. It comes through your dress, manner of speaking and in the relationships you nurture. You find those who will be crazy about your every contribution, personally and professionally. Forge new career paths in September. Cancer and Libra delight. Lucky numbers: 10, 3, 18, 50, 27.

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